Dutch Unemployment Rate Down to 1-1/2-Year Low



Netherlands’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate continued to fall, reaching 8 percent in August of 2014 from 8.2 percent in July. It is the lowest rate since February of 2013.

The number of unemployed persons decreased to 632 thousand in August 2014 from 645 thousand in July and 683 thousand a year earlier. The decrease was mainly driver by people under 45 years old.

There were 7.226 million employed persons in August, up from 7.213 million in July but down from 7.272 million a year earlier.

In August of 2013, unemployment was recorded at 8.6 percent.

Dutch Unemployment Rate Down to 1-1/2-Year Low


Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/18/2014 10:29:37 AM